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Category Weapons > Ranged
Type Assault Rifle
Cartridge 9x39mm Rounds
9x39mm Armor-Piercing
Repairable With Gun Cleaning Kit
Size 24 Slots (8x3)
Weight 2 kg (5 lb)
Absorbency 0%
Internal Magazine 1-Round (Chambered Round)
Fire Modes Semi-Auto, Full-Auto
Range Medium
Rate of Fire Very High (~900 rounds/min (Full-Auto))
Medium (~480 rounds/min (Semi-Auto))
Recoil Medium
Noise 1 ((Very Quiet) Integrally Suppressed)
Zeroing 160m (Hip-Fire/Iron Sights)
25m - 100m ((25m default) Combat Sights/RVN Sights)
25m - 200m ((25m default) Baraka Sights)
100m - 600m ((100m default) ATOG 4x32 Scope)
100m - 800m ((100m default) ATOG 6x48 Scope)
100m - 700m ((100m default) NV-PVS4 Scope)
Magazines 20rd SVAL Mag
10rd VSS Mag
Optics Baraka Sights
Combat Sights
RVN Sights
ATOG 4x32 Scope
ATOG 6x48 Scope
NV-PVS4 Scope
Illumination Universal Flashlight
Wraps Ghillie Rifle Wrap
Location Helicopter Crash Sites
Rarity Extremely Rare
Variants VSS
A derivative of the VSS, outfitted to support universal attachments. Uses 9x39mm rounds. — In-game description

The SVAL is a late-game, military rifle in DayZ Standalone. The SVAL is chambered in 9x39mm Rounds.


The SVAL is a late game integrally-suppressed select-fire rifle. It is only obtainable from Static Contamination Zones as well as tier 4 loot zones such as Tisy Military Base and Three Crosses along with random events like helicopter crashes, train wrecks, and military convoys. With the benefit of being integrally suppressed and firing sub-sonic 9x39mm and 9x39mm AP cartridges, making this rifle alongside its counterpart the VSS the most quiet rifles in the game. Due to the sub-sonic 9x39mm ammo, the SVAL is only audible up to 200m and there will also be no bullet crack (from the bullet going super-sonic) when you're shooting at other survivors. The rifle is best suited for ranges up to 150m, but you can extend the range when you equip the ATOG Scope. The iron-sights zeroing is fixed at 160m and are canted to the left side of the rifle, they're also quite big and it blocks quite a bit of your peripheral view to the right when aiming. Being the first and only "Russian" firearm in the game that accepts NATO optics, it has access to the Reflex, RVN, Baraka, ATOG-variants and NV-PVS4 sights. The SVAL and its counterpart can be fed using 10rd VSS Mags or the 20rd SVAL Mags, but can also be chambered by using a single 9x39mm or 9x39mm AP round. With the 20rd SVAL Mag you can be more aggressive and push survivors in CQB, making room clearing and pushing corridors far more reliable. Although this is not recommended with the 10rd VSS Mag, as you lose 10 bullets and would be more suitable for a more slower paced, long range playstyle. The 9x39mm/9x39mm AP rounds that the SVAL uses, are extremely hard to find and with the downside of having a slow bullet travel speed. The target leading you have to do is also higher than most other weapon in the game, the upside is that the bullets do high damage on survivors.

For a full overview of the gun characteristics with different types of ammunition, check out Wobo's site for the following ammo types:


Weapon attachments are any accessories or devices that attach to a firearm in order to add, improve or modify the weapon's functionality or performance. In DayZ Standalone these attachments take the form of sights/optics, handguards, buttstocks, muzzle devices, barrel and handguard attachments and gun wraps.


Sights and Optics




  • The SVAL is based on the real-life AS VAL (GRAU designation 6P30).
  • The SVAL is a submachine gun/carbine version for Spetsnaz units, of the iconic VSS marksman rifle
  • The SVAL is the first gun in DayZ to have canted iron-sights.